Welcome to our 2018-19 season, Open Space, drawing on Boulder’s iconic natural surroundings to offer extraordinary music. What better way to reflect Boulder’s history, our care for this land, and the beauty we find here? This year our programs will show us expansive new spaces and help us rediscover places we loved long ago. Read our Welcome Letter

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A Tribute to John Williams
Sat., September 29, 7:30 PM at Macky
Michael Butterman, conductor
Features music from E.T., Jaws, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Star Wars & more
details  |  video  |   tickets

Infinite Space

Sat., October 13, 7:30 PM at Macky
Sun., October 14, 2 PM at Pinnacle PAC
Michael Butterman, conductor
STEPHENSON  Celestial Suite
HOLST  The Planets
Oct 13 details  |  Oct 14 details  |  podcast  |  tickets

Midori Plays Sibelius

Sun., November 4, 7 PM at Macky
Michael Butterman, conductor
DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
Midori, violin
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
Part of Midori’s Orchestra Residency Program, including concerts with the Boulder Phil and Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, master classes, civic presentations and meetings, school events & more.
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The Nutcracker with Boulder Ballet

Fri., November 23, 2 PM
Sat., November 24, 2 PM & 7 PM
Sun., November 25, 2 PM
Macky Auditorium
Gary Lewis, conductor
A holiday tradition with exciting choreography & a full, live orchestra.
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Ohlsson Plays Rachmaninoff

Sat., January 19, 7:30 PM at Macky
Sun., January 20, 2 PM at Pinnacle PAC
Michael Butterman, conductor
BORODIN  In the Steppes of Central Asia
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
Jan 19 details | Jan 20 details | tickets

The Heavenly Life

Sat., February 9, 7:30 PM at Macky
Michael Butterman, conductor
O’CONNOR  Strings and Threads
BARBER  Knoxville, Summer of 1915
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
Mary Wilson, soprano
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Elgar & Beethoven
Sat., March 2, 7:30 PM at Macky
Michael Butterman, conductor
KUSTER Dune Acres
ELGAR Cello Concerto
Astrid Schween, cello
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
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Pixar in Concert

Sat., March 23, 7:30 PM at Macky
Gary Lewis, conductor
A visually stunning, multimedia concert with montages of clips and music from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Brave & more.
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The Dream of America

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM at Macky
Michael Butterman, conductor
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BOYER  Ellis Island: The Dream of America
with actors and projected images
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The Music of David Bowie

Saturday, May 4, 7:30 PM at Macky
Brent Havens, conductor
Tony Vincent, vocalist
Features David Bowie’s hits Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes & more.
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